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Scobey Name Meaning

English: variant of Scobie .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Scoby, Scobee, Stober, Soley, Obey, Scovel, Schey, Sober, Cober

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Where is the Scobey family from?

You can see how Scobey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scobey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scobey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Scobey families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Scobey's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Scobey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scobey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scobey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scobey. 25% of Scobey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Scobey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scobey were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Scobey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scobey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 314 immigration records available for the last name Scobey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 901 military records available for the last name Scobey. For the veterans among your Scobey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scobey lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Scobey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scobey in 1957 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

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